By: Susan Perewitz
Dave was asked by Bruce Rossmeyer of Daytona Harley Davidson to be a Grand Marshall for the 2008 Ride for Children. Dave and I flew to Daytona, stayed at Destination Daytona, attended the Champagne Ball on Friday night, and participated in the charity ride on Sunday.
Dave had a bike courtesy of Daytona HD. The bike was a new bagger with a two-up seat. Know what that means? I got to ride…woohoo!!! The weather was perfect…just the way I like it…HOT. This ride is a charity ride to benefit the Boggy Creek Camp for Children.
The camp is amazing and benefits children with all sorts of illnesses. Boggy Creek is associated with the Paul Newman Hole In The Wall Camps. Dave donated an air cleaner clock for the live auction. The high bid was $1,200.00 until a generous woman jumped up, bid $2,000.00 and wanted the shirt off Dave’s back.
Hey what the heck. It was for charity, for the kids. So Dave went shirtless for a few minutes. Then this same woman paid her two grand and went up to the $1200 bidder and gave the clock to him and he paid his bid. So the clock brought in $3,200.00 for the charity.
But wait. Bruce matches all the bids so Dave’s a/c clock brought in $6,400.00 for the Boggy Creek and those special campers. It was the highest item of the live auction. Dave and I were thrilled to be included in this worthy cause.
Dave was also honored to be a Grand Marshall plus he got to hang with good friends Eddie Trotta, Billy Lane, and Carrie Repp. Bruce Rossmeyer, Beverly Marshall, and their crew of dedicated volunteers go over the top when it comes to this charity. This year’s weekend of events netted the Camp $500,000.00. Looking forward to doing it again in 2009. For more info on Boggy Creek Camp go to http://www.boggycreek.org/. God Bless the Children.